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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How does Sir Robert reply to Lady Chiltern in Act 1, Part 3 when she asks about his change of view on the report from the Commission regarding the Argentine Canal scheme?
(a) He believes the Commission was misinformed.
(b) He simply changed his mind.
(c) He has received proof that the Commission is wrong.
(d) He is angry and refuses to answer her.

2. To what flower does the author compare Mrs. Cheveley?
(a) A rose.
(b) A daisy.
(c) A tulip.
(d) An orchid.

3. Why does Mabel say she dislikes pearls?
(a) They're not as expensive as diamonds.
(b) Only old ladies wear pearls.
(c) They have no color.
(d) They make one look so plain, good, and intellectual.

4. How long does Lady Chiltern say it's been since she and Vicomte De Nanjac last saw each other?
(a) Three years.
(b) Five years.
(c) Three weeks.
(d) Ten years.

5. Which character says she's a little too old now to trouble about setting a good example?
(a) Mabel.
(b) Mrs. Cheveley.
(c) Lady Chiltern.
(d) Lady Markby.

6. How does Mrs. Cheveley reply to Sir Robert when he asks, "What brought you into my life?"
(a) Her good luck.
(b) Careful planning.
(c) His wife.
(d) Circumstances.

7. What does Lady Chiltern demand that Sir Robert do immediately, in Act 1, Part 3?
(a) Retire from public life.
(b) Write a letter to Mrs. Cheveley saying he will not support the Argentine Canal scheme.
(c) Throw Mrs. Cheveley out of their house.
(d) Tell Goring to leave the party.

8. What secret does Mrs. Cheveley know about Sir Robert?
(a) The real origin of his wealth.
(b) He was once poor.
(c) He has an illegitimate child.
(d) He had an affair.

9. Why does Goring say he loves to talk about nothing?
(a) He doesn't like serious conversations.
(b) Ladies love to talk about nothing, and he loves ladies.
(c) It's the only thing he knows anything about.
(d) It's the only thing his friends know anything about.

10. According to Mrs. Marchmont, who throws tedious parties?
(a) The Hartlocks.
(b) Lord Caversham.
(c) Sir Robert.
(d) Mrs. Cheveley.

11. What does Lady Chiltern say gives one an instinct to things?
(a) Education.
(b) Love.
(c) Social standing.
(d) Experience.

12. What request does Mrs. Cheveley make of Sir Robert concerning the report he is to give to the House of Commons?
(a) She asks if she can attend with him.
(b) She asks him to withdraw it.
(c) She asks him to wait one more day.
(d) She asks him to go ahead with it.

13. According to Lady Markby, what about Sir John has become unbearable?
(a) His weight.
(b) His constant talking.
(c) His drinking.
(d) His temper.

14. According to Mrs. Cheveley, what do Englishmen always get after a good meal?
(a) Romantic.
(b) A good cigar.
(c) A cup of tea.
(d) Sleepy.

15. What does Sir Robert say he had the double misfortune of being born?
(a) Rich and stupid.
(b) Ugly and poor.
(c) Well born and poor.
(d) Into a royal family.

Short Answer Questions

1. What reason does Mrs. Cheveley give Sir Robert for not giving him time to consider her offer?

2. Who says, "I always pass on good advice. It is the only thing to do with it."

3. In Act 1, Part 1, why does Lord Caversham call Goring a good-for-nothing?

4. After Mrs. Cheveley leaves the party at the Chiltern's, what does Mabel tell Goring they cannot talk about?

5. Where does Mrs. Cheveley say she got the letter containing the secret about Sir Robert?

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